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City Encourages Residents to Sign Up for Smartphone Twitter Alerts

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—The City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management encourages Colorado Springs residents to register for Twitter Alerts, an emergency notification feature delivered directly to subscriber phones.

Twitter Alerts enable the City to quickly provide vital, time-sensitive information to help the public better prepare for and respond to a significant emergency such a large natural disaster or catastrophic event impacting a large population.

  • Residents who sign up to receive Twitter Alerts will receive a notification directly to their phone whenever the City of Colorado Springs marks a Tweet as an “Alert”.
  • Notifications are delivered via SMS, or text message. Twitter for iPhone (5.10 or higher) or Twitter for Android (4.1.6 or higher).
  • Alerts appear differently on a subscriber’s home timeline from regular Tweets; they will be indicated with an orange bell.

To subscribe, visit https://twitter.com/springsgov/alerts

Twitter Alerts is a complementary service that adds to but does not replace official emergency notification services. Residents are also encouraged to register for the Emergency Notification System (reverse 911) at www.elpasoteller911.org. Enhanced 9-1-1 means that 9-1-1 centers have the ability to see the address and phone number for a caller who dials 9-1-1 from a landline phone.